In his theme address, Prof. Shah emphasized the objective of the mission of retaining the identity of the city in terms of heritage and economic activities while strengthening the core infrastructure and improving the quality of life. The conclave was held at Udaipur and was an interactive one day event to facilitate interaction with various stakeholders. The event also discussed the proposed two-tier structure of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the implementation of the Smart City Project in Udaipur. Jaipur and Udaipur are part of the 20 cities selected in the first round of the Smart City Challenge. Shri. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Hon. Minister for Urban Development and Housing, the Hon. Home Minister Shri. Gulab Chand Kataria and Shri. Manjit Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Local Self Government of the State Government of Rajasthan and the ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Peter Taksøe-Jensen attended the event.